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scouts headquarters in irvine, texas, asking to be reinstated and was denied. >> it's not okay. it's just not. and my big concern was the kids in my pack would think i abandoned them. i'm here, i'm not going anywhere. i'm staying until i'm included. >> the policy also ended scouting for eric jones, an eagle scout. he was told to pack up and leave the scout camp where he was working this summer in st. joseph, missouri, after he told the camp's director that he is gay. in 2000, the supreme court ruled 5-4 that the boy scouts is a private organization and can deny membership to gays. joining me now is zach wahls, founder of scouts for equality, and author of "my two moms." zach, tell us about scouts for equality. >> scouts for equality is a group that i started in the wake of a petition delivery in june, similar to the one that jennifer delivered today down in texas. and it was a group that i felt was necessary to act as a public face of scouts, who also oppose this policy, as the eagle scout and the son of a lesbian couple, it's pretty clear where i stand on this issue. >> and, you know, i
about south carolina and texas, the department of justice denied them preclearance. they're now appealing to a federal district course about that. in indiana, that case went to the supreme court in 2008 and the supreme court ruled that law was constitutional and the state did have a legitimate reason to want to improve the electoral process. so ultimately this will be decided by the courts. >> mara, charles and kelly wilkinson's debut on "the panel." thank you all for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >>> coming up, rush limbaugh is back in "the rewrite" tonight. he talked about socialism today on his show in as strange a way as he has ever talked about anything. publicly anyway. rush limbaugh told us more about himself than he intended to and you'll hear it all in "the rewrite." ask me what it's like when my tempur-pedic moves. why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version of the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur advanced ergo. goes up. goes up. ask me what it's like to get a massage anytime you want. goes down. goes down. [
those poll taxes. >> he's talking about the new texas law, but, yes, if you have to pay and come up with these new costs for voting, something that never cost you anything, that, and paying the government for this new i.d., that is, in effect, a tax. >> this is the 21st century version of the poll tax. of jim crow laws that were explicitly designed to exclude african-americans from the right to vote. and, so, now we're seeing -- and by the way, it's not just photo i.d.s. in lots of these states, it's also ending early voting. if that's not an attempt to restrict access to the ballot, i don't know what is. but these are efforts to restrict the right to vote of democratic-leaning constituents for a party that's in its last gasp. >> and no i.d. necessary if you vote absentee. the inconsistencies are crazy here. >> it's easier to buy an assault weapon than to register to vote in many places. >> dorian warren, thank you very much for joining me tonight. you can watch the very last word on our website, or you can hear more from dorian warren and some of our other gue
of austin, texas, on saturday or portsmouth, new hampshire, on sunday, we have details posted if you would like to go. again, they've been your wars. it's your country, you're invited. now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> and once again, mitt romney disagrees with mitt romney. >> from penalty to tax, mitt romney's evolving take on the health care ruling. >> the supreme court was the final word, right? they said it was a tax. >> it's a tax. >> mitt romney did an interview. >> mitt romney's campaign reversal. he said health care is a tax. >> there he goes again. it's mitt flip flopping. >> another flip flop. i said i agreed with the dissent, but the dissent lost. >> it is good to be back in ohio. >> president obama takes the beast on the road. his first bus tour of the 2012 campaign, trying to sway blue collar workers in two states, ohio and pennsylvania. the focus is jobs, jobs, jobs. >> the country is betting on you, ohio. >> we're going to be talking a lot about ohio. >> ohio just one of the battleground states the president needs
in houston, texas today. he delivered a speech short on specifics and long on tepid generalities. >> some may wonder why a republican would campaign in the african-american community and address the naacp. i hope to address every american of every race, creed, and sexual
as we're going to put out. >> what is mitt romney hiding? >> the president campaigned in texas today, the home of two more so-called friends of mitt romney, who have called on him to release the returns. governor rick perry, former romney rival in the republican primaries, told the "houston chronicle," i think anyone running for office, if they get asked within reason to give people background about what they have been doing, including tax returns, should do that. and ron paul, who may be harboring the fantasy that the republican convention will turn to him if mitt romney's tax returns prove more poisonous politically said, "in the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." joining me now are krystal ball, co-host of msnbc's "the cycle," and karen finney, former dnc communications director and an msnbc contributor. kr kr krystal, i just thing with the "national review" editorial, this is absolutely the worst day of the campaign so far for mitt romney. it's getting worse. yesterday was bad, today was worse. there's got to be a
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